|1940's Television: ''Howdy Doody'' - 3rd August 1949|
1940's Television: An episode of "Howdy Doody" from the 3rd of August, 1949. This episode features many of the aspects which made the show one of early TV's biggest hits, and even contains original NBC Network IDs. Overall, an unusual example of children's TV from the era when what worked and what didn't was still being worked out.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 40s; 40's; 1940s; 1940's; American Culture; United States; America; NBC; National Broadcasting Company; 1949; Howdy Doody; Entertainment; Entertaining; forties; Children's television
Downloads: 4,858 (2 reviews)
|1960's Mainstream Culture: ''Ozzie and Harriet'' (A Painting from the Past, 17 March 1965)|
Another episode of the 1952-1966 sitcom "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet". In this episode, from when the series ratings were declining, an old painting by Ricky leads to a series of problems between him and his wife. Please excuse sloppy picture quality, but does contain some original commercials.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; TV; Classic Television; 60s; 60's; 1960s; 1960's; Sixties; United States of America; USA; American Television; Vintage TV; Vintage Television; Retro; Vintage; Retro TV; Retro Television; Commercials; Sitcom; Humor; Humorous; Gentle; Ricky Nelson; Kristin Harmon; Skip Young; Painting; Marriage
Downloads: 1,437 (2 reviews)
|The Big Picture #351, Pentomic 101st - United States. Department of the Army|
The Big Picture episode #351, Pentomic 101st. Description at National Archives: "The original release sheet reads: Story of 101st Airborne Division told on "THE BIG PICTURE" -- Viewers will see a comprehensive historical review of the 101st Airborne Division from early organization and training in World War II, through combat in Europe, to Reorganization Day Ceremonies held late in 1956 when the Division became the Army's first potential nuclear equipped, long-range, "fire brigade." In flashback...
Keywords: Classic TV; US Army; The Big Picture; United States. Army; United States. -- Army -- Airborne Division, 101st
|Harvest Of Shame - United States. Office of Economic Opportunity|
Source copy at the National Archives isn't in the greatest shape. National Archives description: "This "CBS Reports" film shows impoverished conditions and the exploitation of millions of migratory farm workers in the United States, some of whom worked for as little as a dollar a day. Spokesmen for various groups presented their views both for, and against, the use of migratory workers under the conditions seen...
Keywords: Classic TV; CBS Reports; Murrow, Edward R., 1908-1965; Edward R. Murrow; Migrant labor -- United States; Agricultural laborers -- United States
|The Big Picture #577 Recall - United States. Department of the Army|
1963 episode #577 of the TV show "The Big Picture.""The original release sheet reads: In the past year, as a part of many steps taken to meet the threat of communism, President Kennedy called the 1st Armored and 5th Infantry Divisions back into service. Both units have basically been inactive since the end of World War II. The 1st Armored Division, affectionately known as "Old Ironsides," distinguished itself in the North African and Italian campaigns...
Keywords: Cold War; Leonard Graves; United States. -- Army -- Infantry Division, 5th; Classic TV; United States. -- Army -- Armored Division, 1st
|The Big Picture #426 "Flying Soldiers" - United States. Department of the Army|
"The original release sheet reads: 'Flying Soldiers' is a documentary film which dramatically presents the story of Army aviation. Viewers will see everything from a foot soldier to an Honest John missile. A simulated battle is staged for the cameras in which fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters rush vitally needed soldiers to the front. Also seen in this episode is the latest in Army aircraft -- the revolutionary 'Tilt-Wing,' the Caribou, and the Mohawk...
Keywords: The Big Picture; Classic TV; US Army; United States. Army; Airplanes, Military; Cold War
|The Big Picture #222: The 29th Division - United States. Department of the Army|
Episode #222 of the TV show The Big Picture: The 29th Division."The original release sheet reads: Provides a pictorial history of the infantrymen of the 29th Division. Shows amphibious maneuvers in England, the conflict at St. Lo and Brest, and the beach at Normandy."National Archives Identifier: 2569492
Keywords: Cold War; Classic TV; United States. -- Army -- Infantry Division, 29th
|The Big Picture #511: Army Digest #8 - United States. Department of the Army|
"The original release sheet reads: The "The Mathew Brady Story" brings to the television screen the work of the famed photographer who, during the Civil War, earned the title of "The First Combat Photographer." In this documentary, Brady's crisp visual account of the Civil War and its men is brought to life as music, sound, and movement team up with Brady's photographic skill to give THE BIG PICTURE audience an authentic sense of what it was like to live and fight through the years when our nati...
Keywords: The Big Picture; Barton, Clara, -- 1821-1912; American Red Cross; Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862; Brady, Mathew B., -- 1823 (ca.)-1896; Photographers -- United States; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Photography
|The Big Picture #516 The Army Nurse Story - United States. Department of the Army|
"The original release sheet reads: Being an Army nurse is being something very special. For thirty minutes THE BIG PICTURE explores the fascinating and varied roles of the Army nurse. From the major U. S. Army medical centers to overseas field hospitals, the Army Nurse is involved in many different facets of nursing assignments. Her education, training and professional competence are thoroughly reviewed in this impressive tribute to the Army nurse." National Archives Identifier: 2569754
Keywords: Cold War; Military Nursing; The Big Picture; Army Nurse Corps; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; United States. -- Army Nurse Corps
|A Rebuttle to ''A Date with Your Family''|
This is a rebuttle to both ''A Date with Your Family'', a movie usually seen as "an accurate account of 50's culture", and is also a rebuttle to the reviews who take it seriously. I hope that this video proves that ''A Date with Your Family'' is NOT an accurate example of 1950's culture, nor does it reveal "the horrible truth" of the decade.
Keywords: Rebuttle; Prelinger; NBC-TV; Coronet; Film; Films; Public Domain; History; Historic; Manners; Conversations; 1950's; 1950s; 50s; 50's; Fifties; Culture; Cold War; United States; USA
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|''The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" - (Title: ''David, the Law Clerk'', aired 21 October 1959)|
Another episode of the ABC-TV sitcom "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", this one also complete with original commercials for Eastman Kodak. In this episode, David wants to get a job as a law clerk, but a series of coincidences may result in him losing the job before he gets it. Although reasonably popular, the show rarely ranked in the Top 20 in the ratings, perhaps since ABC-TV was a minor network at the time.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Classic Television; TV; 1950s; 50s; 1950's; 50's; Fifties; Retro; Masterpoxen; Commercials; Old; United States; Ozzie Nelson; David Nelson
Downloads: 1,691 (1 review)
|The Dennis O'Keefe Show - ''June Thursday" (Date: 10 May 1960)|
An episode of "The Dennis O'Keefe Show" entitled "June Thursday", which aired 10 May 1960 on the CBS Television Network. It was produced by United Artists Television. This show is a fairly straight-foward and unremarkable sitcom, though it's not too bad. Could of used without the annoying laugh-track of course.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1960's; 1960s; 60s; 60's; Sixties; Retro; Sitcom; Comedy; Dennis O'Keefe; Hope Emerson; Annoying Laugh-Track; United States; America
Downloads: 1,051 (1 review)
|The Big Picture: D-Day Anniversary - United States. Department of the Army|
Episode #762 of the TV show The Big Picture: "The original agency catalog description reads: Synopsis: Replays the drama and battle action of the period of the landing at Normandy and the fierce combat to overcome the wall of 'Fortress Europe' in June 1944."National Archives Identifier: 4523988
Keywords: The Big Picture; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; United States. Army; Classic TV; US Army; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France; Normandy Invasion; World War, 1939-1945; D-Day; 1944; WWII
|1960's Culture: ''Ozzie and Harriet'' (Episode: The Petition, 6 January 1965)|
Another episode of that long-running (1952-1966) sitcom "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet". In this episode, Ricky's suspicions about a woman's money request results in a David speartheading a new annual celebration-day called "Wive's Day". Please excuse sloppy picture quality.
Keywords: 1960s; 60s; 60's; 1960's; Classic TV; TV; Television; Classic Television; Commercials; Sitcom; Comedy; United States; America; David Nelson; Ricky Nelson; Mary Jane Croft; Skip Young
Downloads: 1,320 (1 review)
|''The Colgate Comedy Hour'' - 15 May 1955|
An unusual episode of "The Colgate Comedy Hour", though without any colgate. Hosts of this episode are Rhonda Fleming and Gordon MacRae. Guests in this episode are The Clark Brothers, Jane Morgan, and Abbott and Costello.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; The Colgate Comedy Hour; Colgate Comedy Hour; America; United States; Cold War
|Rare Historic Footage: ''Howdy Doody'' - 3 November 1952|
In this rare historic footage from the 3rd of November, 1952, we see rare insight into early children's television, in this case NBC's "Howdy Doody". Highlights include: Clarabell the Clown causing mischief; Several male and female children being asked what they'd do if they were elected President of the USA; Two commercials for 5th Avenue candy bars; and the ever-popular NBC-TV ID.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Kinescope; Kinescopes; Election; Politics; United States; Presidential Campaign; Early TV; Early Television; 1952; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; NBC; National Broadcasting Company; Masterpiece; Masterpoxen; Quality TV; Brilliant; Genius; Intelligent; NBC Television Network; National Broadcasting Company; Retro; Old Time Television; Clown
Downloads: 3,759 (3 reviews)